banana, basil, black or green tea
- a poultice of ripe banana peel, applied to the back of the neck and to the forehead, will relieve even severe headaches or migraines.
- incredible relief from headaches can be achieved with a solution of dried basil and Witch Hazel Tincture 2 fl. Oz., used as a compress and applied to forehead and temples: Refrigerate the Witch Hazel Tincture. Heat 1 cup of water, add a level tsp of ground dried basil and let steep for about 10 minutes. Strain, and let cool. When cool, add 2 tbsp of the cold Witch Hazel Tincture, and use this solution for your compresses.
- Since both black and green teas contain caffeine, a very strong cup of tea – 2 teabags of black tea added to 1 cup of boiling water and let steep for 20 minutes, then drunk while still warm – will help you recover from severe headaches and migraines quickly because the caffeine calms the pain by restricting the blood vessels in you head.
- For a caffeine free alternative, an intensive chamomile tea treatment also helps you to get rid of migraines and severe headaches, but it will take longer. For about 2 weeks, drink a lot of this relaxing tea: Steep 2 tbsps of flowers ( fresh or dried) in 1 pint of boiling water for about 40 minutes, then strain. You can sweeten is with maple syrup. Drink 1-2 cups at a time.